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Naval T-Birds (7012)

1:72 Iliad Design

 

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Iliad have sent us some of their latest releases, this one being for T-33 trainers used by the US Navy & Marine Corps. The Navy designated the T-33 the TO-2 which changed to the TV-2, now this is nt to be confused with the Navalised T-33 the T2V SeaStar :confused: The USN & USMC used the TV-2 in the training role, as hacks; and also as colourful drone controllers. 

 

Arriving in a ziplok bag, each set has a set of profiles as the cover page, with the decal sheet visible on the flipside so you can readily see what you're buying with the flick of a wrist.  The printing is up to their usual standard, having good registration, colour density and sharpness, with a thin carrier film cropped close to the printed areas.  The instructions are printed next to the profiles, with relevant points marked with arrows, and on the reverse are overhead views with the same arrowed captions.

 

The sheet provides decals for 3 USN, and 2 USMC schemes, and its good to see national insignia and NAVY/MARINE codes provided for all examples as well as the intake warnings where needed.  The schemes are;

 

1. Early USN Example in NMF with rear orange training band from NAS Glenview.

2. Drone controller from Guided Missile Group 1 mid 1951.

3. Marine Air Sqn 32 aircraft in NMF.

4. Naval Air Training Unit of NAS Glynco, overall Grey FS 16440.

5. USMC training aircraft from MCAS El Tora Oct 1961. White & Red/Orange. 

 

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Scroll down to find the sheet

 

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